Why do some members follow others here?What are the criteria members look for to follow others?
they are personal criteria and vary, but for whatever reason, they want to be notified when those people make new posts. that is generally because they enjoy reading what those people say. what they enjoy about it varies, as i say, hence the criteria are personal. i don't think it's the equivalent of being friends, per se. you can message people you aren't following and you can follow people without having any personal interaction. it's up to the individual.